Yannick Meckert
Deux Couleurs: Orange 2022

  • Region Rosheim, Alsace, France
  • Grapes Gewürztraminer, Traminer & Pinot Gris
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 13%
  • Size 750ml


About the Wine

Highly aromatic orange wine offering layers and layers of complexity, a great example of what can be achieved when aromatic grape varieties undergo skin-contact treatment in the cellar. Expect heady notes of rose petals, papaya, lychee, peaches and grapefruit. A perfumed wine that jumps from the glass and keeps you going back for more as it unfolds in the glass. On the palate, the wine shows great texture with plenty of pithy fruits and spice.          

Made with a blend of equal parts Traminer and Gewürztraminer and a touch of Pinot Gris planted over clay and limestone in Obernai. The grapes macerated as whole bunches for around a week, before being pressed to old barriques for a year of élevage. The resulting wine pours a beautiful shade of sunset in the glass, this one is as invigorating as they come.

About Yannick Meckert

Yannick Meckert has been around wine since a young age. Born to a Burgundian mother and Alsatian father, he grew up between the two winemaking regions. Having studied viticulture and oenology in Beaune and Montpellier, and after a brief stint working for the family domaine, Yannick became disenchanted with the conventional methods of farming his family were using. He set off on his own path to discover a different kind of wine. Yannick has worked and trained with alongside some real talents; Patrick Meyer, Phillipe Pacalet, Le Coste, Christian Binner, Claus Preisinger as well as spending time learning the art of sake in Japan alongside Terada Honke. Building up quite the résumé!

Yannick is now working his own plots in and around the village or Obernai in Alsace. He farms three and half hectares of classic Alsatian varieties planted over clay and limestone, as well as sourcing organic grapes from friends. The focus here is on retaining a diverse ecosystem by practicing his own take on organic agriculture, eschewing not only chemicals, but also copper and sulphur, instead using clay, infusions and essential oils to help the vines. He prefers to let the wild herbs, grass and flowers around the vines grow, resulting in vineyards full of life. In the cellar, he draws upon his experience and intuition and adjusts his methods to suit the specific grape variety and given vintage.

This is still the beginning for Yannick, with his first vintage being released in 2020. It’s exciting to see what lies ahead for this talented grower.